Shark Finning Arguments
Instead of engaging in actions that affect supply, we must focus on actions that will affect demand. It does not matter if there are thousands of strict laws banning shark finning – no matter what, there would always be a demand for the shark fin from China. Elimination of such cultural traditions from a country such as China would be overwhelmingly difficult, but it could be done. I could start an organization that gathers together the most popular celebrities, singers, actors, etc. of China that are against shark finning. Many people tend to want to think, act, or possess some of the same beliefs that their favorite celebrities or singers have. Creating an organization like this would have a significant impact on the general population of China; the influence of these celebrities could drastically decrease consumer demand and soon lead to the bane of the unnecessary cultural tradition. After building up such an organization, the next step would be a petition to the government to ban shark fins in the state of China. But first on a smaller, more local scale, the easiest way to start would be to inform my family, friends, peers, etc. about the horrors of shark finning. Florida does not have a ban on …show more content…
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